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    I QUIT !!!!!

    My job that is....
    let me give you a quick history: Been cooking for a living for over 20 years. Somehow ended up in catering about 10 years ago. The money is better, a lot less overhead etc. I have made a good salary for quite a while now, but have been unhappy with the essence of the work itself for years.

    After contemplating and planning for a while I decided to leave my job. I tried to be gracious to my employers and give them an "open notice". I told them I was going to quit catering altogether, but had not even so much as looked for a new job. I hadn't even updated my resume. I wanted to be honest with them and not lie about going on interviews and such. I was willing to give them as much time as possible to get things straight. Hell, I was willing to continue to work for 2 or 3 months -because it's soon busy season again and because I give a 5#!+.
    Well, they were pissed and told me that they wanted me to leave in 2 weeks. I guess that's what I get after 5 years of service, and for trying to be nice and give a proper notice.
    I guess if I'm not with 'em, I'm against 'em?
    So, basically I'll be unemployed because I tried to do the right thing.
    I want to be back in a restaurant kitchen again sooooo bad. That's why I got into this business in the first place. It's about more than money.
    I'll be lucky to make a half of my salary at whatever restaurant I go to, and I'm fine with that.
    I also want a job where I can have a t least 2 days off in a month. I don't want to be the "absentee father" that doesn't see his children grow up.

    It's been tough to find anything.
    I have a nice Hotel/Resort interested in me and a stage at one of the best restaurants in town lined up for next week. I'm really looking forward to it.
    I'm a firm believer that sometimes you have to take chances in life. How many people have achieved greatness while playing it safe the whole time?
    I'm going to be a lot more poor for a long time.....
    .....but I'm okay with that.
    If "Its" and "Buts" was candy and nuts, we'd all have a Merry Christmas
    -Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon

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    Well.... Congratulations... takes a lot of **, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do... right?
    Eat to live? -> live to eat... but as long as we are at it... eat very, very well!

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    Good for you Chris!

    BTW, I wouldn't even give them the two weeks. Let them taste some of the crap that you've been chewing on.

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    i'm with customfan on this.

    good luck on the search for a new job. may it be a better paying and more fun one.

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    I know they're looking for a Chef at Camp Lejuene if you want to move to Jacksonville.
    Though I could not caution all I still might warn a few; Don't raise your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools. - Robert Hunter

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    I know they're looking for a Chef at Camp Lejuene if you want to move to Jacksonville.
    How about Parris Island?
    I would say Jacksonville is the "Armpit of NC", but Gastonia claims that title.
    If "Its" and "Buts" was candy and nuts, we'd all have a Merry Christmas
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    I admire your courage, and hope your search for the right fit is short and successful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Good for you Chris!

    BTW, I wouldn't even give them the two weeks. Let them taste some of the crap that you've been chewing on.
    ABC Crap, eh?

    Best of luck to you Knerd! Pursue your passion and be happy.
    Remember: You're a unique individual...just like everybody else.

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    In a way, I envy your decision. I like the principle, but love the "promise of a new challenge"! Knock 'em dead!

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    Awesome Chris! Best of luck
    Huw
    In order to make delicious food, you must eat delicious food. Jiro Ono

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